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Teaching Your Kids to Give: Establishing the Mentality of Lifelong Giving

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  1. Michele says:

    Teaching children about “giving” or “giving back” is very important, and the younger the better!!

    1. Such a great thing to teach our children. I also think that if you give them the chance to pick what it is they want to be a part of, as far as community service type of work, they will be more in tuned with doing it 🙂

  2. Heather says:

    My son loves to give. I think he’s finally realized this year that giving feels better than receiving. He was so excited to give a gift to grandma this year and couldn’t wait for her to open it. He’s five, so in year’s past it was all about him and his gifts, but we started a new tradition this year in November writing down what we are thankful for each day and finding a way to pay it forward through different charity organizations like toys for tots and Christmas angel. That truly is the spirit of Christmas.

  3. My son was born with a giving heart and he loves to give.

  4. Rosey says:

    That’s a good idea to declare a de-clutter day twice a year. I tend to let the closets get built up with stuff I don’t know where to put elsewhere.

  5. It is my goal to have my son volunteer in the new year! We donated toys this holiday, but he didn’t get involved and sometimes I feel like he takes for granted what he has. So I want to get him more involved!

  6. Debra says:

    Teaching your children to give is so important! Love this!

  7. These are great tips. It’s so important to teach kids to give. Besides, researchers have shown that giving helps increase happiness!

  8. One of this week’s projects is decluttering toys to give to Goodwill. I also want to get back into our regular monthly donations to the local food pantry.

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